Popular Nigerian musician, Queen Salawa Abeni has penned a touching tribute to her first son who died 20 years ago.
The veteran recently took to her social media page via her Instagram account to mourn the death of her first son Adefolajuwon Akanji Adepoju who passed away many years ago.
The Waka Queen disclosed that the death of her son caused a lot of pains and sorrow in her life adding that her career as a musician was also affected which made people ask if she was still into music.
She wrote: “Hmmm!! Today the 2nd of October makes it 20yrs that you left me. My first son Idris Olanrewaju Adefolajuwon Akanji Adepoju. It still feels like yesterday but it’s 20 years already. Your death caused alot of pains in my life.
“Lanre, your death changed my life completely, it also affected my career negatively to the extent that people ask me if I am still singing.”
She, however, shows gratitude to God for all she had been through and is thankful for the gift of life. She further appreciated those who have remained with her all through. She prayed further for all parents that they will not lose their children at an untimely age adding that her deceased son would have been 37 if he was alive.
As expected, her fans and colleagues took to the comment section to cheer her up.
kikiolagold23: “It really pains me a lot that I didn’t know him, may his soul continue to rest in peace.”
koffithaguru: “Stay strong Mummy. We the other children are here for you.” saidibalogun said: “May his Soul rest on.”
therealremisurutu: “Hmmmm Aunty mi may God Almighty rest his soul I can feel ur pain am still very deep in mine.”
shopsisiglitter: “I pray for more strength for you ma, I can’t believe its been 20 years already, Lanre was an amazing person the few years we knew him… Keep resting dear friend.”